5 Stocks Dragging In The Services Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 15,991 as of Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,637 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Lumber Liquidators Holdings ( LL), down 8.6%, Gap ( GPS), down 2.1%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 2.0%, Sysco Corporation ( SYY), down 1.6% and McKesson ( MCK), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 5.0%, Advance Auto Parts ( AAP), up 5.0%, Trinity Industries ( TRN), up 4.4%, Copa Holdings ( CPA), up 4.1% and AutoZone ( AZO), up 3.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill is down $4.85 (-0.9%) to $522.47 on light volume. Thus far, 74,853 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 394,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $521.54-$525.92 after having opened the day at $525.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $527.32.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast casual and fresh Mexican food restaurants. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of October 15, 2013, the company operated approximately 1,500 restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 76.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chipotle Mexican Grill as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Chipotle Mexican Grill Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Yum Brands ( YUM) is down $0.56 (-0.8%) to $73.74 on light volume. Thus far, 752,183 shares of Yum Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.67-$74.30 after having opened the day at $74.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.30.

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. It operates in six segments: YUM Restaurants China, YUM Restaurants International, Taco Bell U.S., KFC U.S., Pizza Hut U.S., and YUM Restaurants India. Yum Brands has a market cap of $33.1 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Yum Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yum Brands as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock performance, considering both the consistency and magnitude of the price movement over time. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Yum Brands Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX) is down $2.33 (-2.9%) to $77.40 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.8 million shares of Starbucks Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.68-$79.07 after having opened the day at $78.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.73.

Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single serve products, and juices and bottled water. Starbucks Corporation has a market cap of $60.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7994.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 48.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Starbucks Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Starbucks Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Union Pacific ( UNP) is down $1.38 (-0.8%) to $163.12 on light volume. Thus far, 758,221 shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $162.38-$164.81 after having opened the day at $163.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $164.50.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $75.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Union Pacific Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McDonald's Corporation ( MCD) is down $0.59 (-0.6%) to $95.13 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of McDonald's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.07-$95.70 after having opened the day at $95.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.72.

McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. Its restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus. McDonald's Corporation has a market cap of $96.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate McDonald's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full McDonald's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).

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